Bally Studio's Best Albums of 2015
We hope that everyone has had a fantastic 2015, and that 2016 has started just as well. smile emoticon Back in Feb 2015 we decided to try to listen to a new album released in 2015 every single day. In the end we managed to listen to 389 of them. Our verdict is that there were no albums that are likely to be in the best 40 albums ever - no 'Revolver', 'Pet Sounds', 'Kind Of Blue', 'Exile On Main Street', 'Blonde on Blonde' or 'Horses', but despite that most of them were pretty good, about 60 of them were really good, and 30 of them were absolutely great.
So here, for the 5th year in a row, is our list of the best 50 albums we heard in the year. Same rules as always - No bumping Bally Bands up the list no matter how friendly they are, we have to listen to each album 3 times for it to be considered, and no re-releases/re-mix albums. If you see any albums missed off of the list that you think are good, let us know. We've also collected the Top 50 into a playlist, along with a 25 track sampler.
Spotify 25 Track Taster Of The Years Best Music.
Bally's Best Albums of 2015.
1) Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
2) SOAK – Before We Forgot How To Dream
3) Tigercats - Mysteries
4) Laura Marling – Short Movies
5) Gaz Coombes - Matador
6) Blur – The Magic Whip
7) Lonelady – Hinterland
8) Matthew E White – Fresh Blood
9) Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People
10) Darren Hayman – Chants for Socialists
11) The Dead Weather – Dodge and Burn 12) Slaves – Are You Satisfied? 13) Benjamin Clemintine – At Least For Now 14) Tobias Jesso Jr – Goon 15) Les Sueques – Educacio fisica 16) Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell 17) Nadine Shah – Fast Food 18) Paul Weller – Saturns Pattern 19) C Duncan - Architect 20) Torres – Sprinter 21) Kendrik Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly 22) Miami Horrors – All Possible Futures 23) New Order – Music Complete 24) Will Butler – Policy 25) The Macabees – Marks To Prove It 26) The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily 27) Sam Lee – The Fade In Time 28) Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves 29) Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too 30) Bettye Lavette - Worthy 31) Alabama Shakes – Sound And Colour 32) Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul 33) Dearhunter - Fading Frontier 34) JD McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll 35) Beach House – Depression Cherry 36) Kurt Vile – B'lieve I'm Goin Down 37) Richard Hawley – Hollow Meadows 38) Of Montreal – Aureate Gloom 39) Songhoy Blues – Music In Exile 40) Public Service Broadcast – The Race For Space 41) Jamie XX - In Colour 42) Peace – Happy People 43) The Weather Station – Loyalty 44) Darren Hayman - Florence 45) Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon 46) Of Monsters and Men – Beneath The Skin 47) Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi 48) Banditos - Banditos 49) The Sonics – This Is The Sonics 50) Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free